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Old 11-21-2018, 07:17 AM   #1
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Is Slackware dying?


There's only been 1 release in almost 5 years.
 
Old 11-21-2018, 07:26 AM   #2
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Um, wat? Last release was 2 years ago per slackware.com and there is plenty activity in --current for 32 and 64bit.
 
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Old 11-21-2018, 07:27 AM   #3
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This looks like a troll...
Check the official ChangeLogs (http://www.slackware.com/changelog/) and you will notice that it's not dying.
 
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Old 11-21-2018, 07:35 AM   #4
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Um, wat? Last release was 2 years ago per slackware.com and there is plenty activity in --current for 32 and 64bit.
Last release was almost 2 1/2 years ago and before that it was 2 1/2 years before the release of 14.1, so, close to 5 years with only 1 release. Slackware seems to be in permanent development now like Duke Nukem Forever.
 
Old 11-21-2018, 07:35 AM   #5
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This looks like a troll...
Check the official ChangeLogs (http://www.slackware.com/changelog/) and you will notice that it's not dying.
You look like a [removed] when you jump to conclusions.
 
Old 11-21-2018, 07:45 AM   #6
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Obviously its not dying but I have to say after the whole fiasco with the store and Pat's general comments about how to monetize it so he can eat I thought some more might happen. I understand there are challenges updating the legacy site etc. Given the situation taking a week away from Slackware 15 development to stand up a wordpress site would have made sense to me. At the very least post something to the existing front page; just so the latest content there does not say 2016. Anyone who does follow Slackware Closely does not know to check change logs.

Seriously a post dated 2018 like "Slackware 15 On the Way" expect {blah blah changes include {some already updated major libs etc}}". Would help a lot.
 
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Old 11-21-2018, 07:57 AM   #7
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hey, if you live under a bridge and eats goats then what do you expect!

I was more concerned a few years ago when visible progress on current actually stopped for several months.

I don't know what Pat's reasons are for not having cut a release for so long, 'current' has certainly felt "good enough" at serveral points to me, but I guess he has his reasons. To my mind anything over 18 months is too long between releases, but my thoughts on the subject don't count for anything.
 
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Old 11-21-2018, 07:59 AM   #8
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Ah yes, it's the annual "Is <Slackware> <Gentoo> <dying> <dead>?" thread!
 
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Old 11-21-2018, 08:04 AM   #9
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Ah yes, it's the annual "Is <Slackware> <Gentoo> <dying> <dead>?" thread!
If you can't answer the question, keep your opinion to yourself.
 
Old 11-21-2018, 08:04 AM   #10
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You look like a dumb ass when you jump to conclusions.
Let's see, you respond to someone giving you the correct answer to your question by calling him a "dumb ass." Definitely a troll.
 
Old 11-21-2018, 08:05 AM   #11
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Let's see, you respond to someone giving you the correct answer to your question by calling him a "dumb ass." Definitely a troll.
Whatever.
 
Old 11-21-2018, 08:09 AM   #12
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Darth_Vader alternate account detected.
 
Old 11-21-2018, 08:11 AM   #13
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Darth_Vader alternate account detected.
You're just an [removed] with nothiong to add to the discussion.
 
Old 11-21-2018, 08:13 AM   #14
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Darth_Vader alternate account detected.
Darth was more intelligent that this.

This is purely a trollpost. 800 posts and hardly any reputation says a lot about this poster's contributions to the forums.

Go on, OP, rail one at me. I've been dealing with people like you online for years. Give it your best.
 
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Old 11-21-2018, 08:17 AM   #15
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Threads like this come up every once in awhile. It is understandable, considering how close Pat keeps everything to the chest, the fact that the release cycle has lengthened over the last few releases, and some outdated information on the website. When asked in good faith by someone just trying to get information, the responses don't look like this:

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You look like a dumb ass when you jump to conclusions.
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If you can't answer the question, keep your opinion to yourself.
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Whatever.
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You're just an ass with nothiong to add to the discussion.
In other words, your question has already been answered. You are clearly not looking for a real discussion.
 
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